Cover story

Religious extremism poses threat to ASEAN's growth

Aided by social media, hardliners gain mainstream support


Company in focus: Alibaba affiliate Ant Financial builds an empire of services

Services go beyond digital payment to reshape consumer credit in China

Politics & Economy

A 'lost generation' in South Korea bears the brunt of rising inequality

Youth unemployment runs double the national average, with few solutions in sight


Minxin Pei: Mao needs to be a warning, not a template, for Xi's use of power

Strongmen rule often results in weak leadership at best, disaster at worst

Life & Arts

Malaysian festival puts Asian literature in the spotlight

George Town event highlights rising writers and regional trends

Tea Leaves

In India, 'fake news' has deadly consequences

Spread of smartphones has taken rumor mongering to dangerous depths

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